Striped Cardi and Matching Beanie or Beret

Sizes: 3 months, (6 months, 12 months)
Finished Chest Measurements: 19”, (20”, 21”)
Needles: Size US 6 24” circulars and set of size US 6 double-pointed needles
Yarn: Note – the yarn amounts below are enough to knit both the cardigan and a matching hat.
Yellow sweater is knit in Naturally Caron Spa Bamboo Blend, 2 skeins of Soft Sunshine, and 1 skein of Naturally White
Blue sweater is knit in Knit Picks Comfy sport, 3 skeins of Planetarium, and 1 skein of Cashew
Additional Materials: stitch markers (one ring marker and several clip markers), 5 buttons
Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches

Size: 3 months (6 – 12 months)
Finished Hat Measurements: 12” (stretches to 14”), 14” (stretches to 16”)
Needles: Size US 6 16” circular needles and set of size US 6 double-pointed needles
Yarn: Note: these hats were designed to match the Striped Cardi pattern, using up leftover yarn from the sweater.
Yellow sweater is knit in Naturally Caron Spa Bamboo Blend, in colors Soft Sunshine and Naturally White
Blue sweater is knit in Knit Picks Comfy sport, in colors Planetarium and Cashew
You only need really small amounts of yarn to make these hats…approximately 30 grams each. This is where a kitchen scale comes in really handy!
Additional Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches

Pattern + links to 8 instructional videos – $8.00 US
Preview Striped Cardi videos
Preview Beanie/Beret videos

*Note – this pattern is also available in the Baby Shower Countdown eBook collection.

34 comments on “Striped Cardi and Matching Beanie or Beret

  1. Thank you! thank you! thank you!. I came across your videos on Youtube and learned how to pickup stitches without stressing myself out. Again, thank you.

  2. i wants to knitt a sweater for 2 yrs old baby what size it will be ??? i really like this style 🙂

  3. Hi,

    I like this pattern very much and I’m planning to gift this cardi to my friend’s baby girl.

    I would like to buy this pattern. But before buying I just wanted to make sure wether it is available in the size I want.

    The baby’s chest measurment is around 20 inches but I’m planning to knit it in little larger size.

    So, are there sizes available above 20 inches?

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.

  4. Dear Very Pink :),

    I purchased yours Baby Shower Countdown and I am glead I did. I already made one Cardi of yours and showed to you through twitter :). However now I wish to make another one, in fact I am JUST about to slip for sleevs, just this yarn is MUCH thicker so I would love to made BIGGER size now, JUST wandering IF it will work if I will continue with (yo, K1, pm, K1, yo) more times than 18 times.. Thank you for your patter & videos

  5. Hi there,

    I have a stupid question!

    I’m’ knitting this cardigan and I got into the stripped part. I ‘m little confused. I understand the knitting part. But what happen when I pearl the wrong side I have to do the same thing. I never did fair island on a pearl stitch. Please advise.

    Thank you

  6. Hi Clara – not a stupid question. 🙂 Just don’t over-think it. You’ll work the purl side just as you did for the knit side, alternating colors every stitch. It’s really no different.

    Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  7. Hi Am just returning to knitting after a 30 year break, finding your videos enlightening. I was taught to slip the first stitch on the row for a neater edge, should I do this on the baby cardigan when I then have to pick the stitches up to knit the button band. Any possibility of showing how to do bobbles. Thank you

  8. Hi Jennifer – thank you for the note. I don’t recommend slipping the first stitch, unless a pattern calls for it. On this particular baby sweater, slipping the first stitch will mess up your count when you go to pick up stitches for the button band. Slipped edge stitches are twice as long as non-slipped stitches.

    Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  9. Hi Staci,

    I have purchased this pattern and am at the part where I’m doing the raglan increases. I have a question on the Fair Isle Stripes section of the pattern. On th knit side, if I always keep the MC on top (to keep it consistent) while knitting, which color needs to be on top while purling? Do I have to hold my two yarns in the same way while purling as I’m doing while knitting? I hope I was able to explain my question clearly.

  10. Hello!

    can you do this pattern in adult size? is very nice, I wan’t one for me.

    I don’t really dare to alter the pattern myself

    Bye!! 🙂

  11. would like to make a short sleeve tank top for my self and teen grand daughter I am not good with the loop needles can I divide the stitches in half or there is a basic pattern. thank you for the help

  12. I don’t want to do the stripes so do I just continue knitting for 29 rows? I am very new at knitting. Love this pattern so far!

  13. Hi Staci, you are wearing a dark blue jacket on the video for the baby striped cardigan and hat. Do you have the pattern for the jacket and did you make it. love your site.

  14. Andrea – the cast-on numbers for each size are available in the downloadable pattern, which you can purchase on this website (where you commented).

    S t a c i

  15. Hi Staci – First of all, THANK YOU! you taught me how to knit about 2 years ago and I haven’t been able to stop!

    I was wondering if you could tell me what weight yarn I should use since I understand the yarn you recommended is no longer available. Is this a DK? Thanks very much FOR EVERYTHING!

  16. Avery – thank you for the note. The Caron yarn has been discontinued, but not the Knit Picks Comfy Sport. This pattern is knit with a DK or Sport weight yarn.

    Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  17. I love the Sweaters which you made.
    I couldnt understand everything. Can you maybe give me some more Details about the Crochet? If its possible? With the exact stitches on the back the arms etc.?
    Sorry for my bad english im from Germany.

    I would be very proud.


  18. Hi,

    I really wanted to purchase this, however, my neice is 2, and she is a toddle size 3T, how would I adjust the size for this pattern?

    Thank you,

  19. Bryn – you can read my FAQ page for more info on pattern modification, but in essence, resizing a pattern is not a quick or simple thing. It really requires an entirely new pattern, with new numbers. Sorry. I suggest you find a similar pattern that you like on Ravelry, sized properly for your niece.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  20. hi,
    I have to knit a sweater for my 6 month old baby with different pattern please help me
    thank you

  21. Hi,
    I have purchased and knitted this lovely sweater in the 19″ chest size.
    I would like to block the sweater, but not sure what should be the final length of the sleeve (after blocking).
    Can you please help?
    Thank you so much 🙂

  22. Hi staci

    I purchased this pattern and i did knit until the setup row, i am confused about identifying the right and wrong side of knitting with circular needles. The pattern requires to purl all stitches on the wrong side.

    How do i identify the wrong side in circular knitting ? also on which needle(right or left ) should the working yarn be in wrong side of circular knitting ?

  23. Aparna – to answer your second question first, for normal knitting, the working yarn comes from the left needle before the first stitch, then the right needle after the first stitch and on all subsequent stitches in that row. That is for both the right- and wrong-sides.

    To answer your first question, this video will help you recognize knit stitches and purl stitches:

    S t a c i

  24. Such a sweet pattern – I just love it! I have a question though…I’ve completed one sleeve and it seems very short (I’m knitting the 6-month size). I knit the row picking up the stitches (and CO the 3 stitches) and then the next row of K2TOG on the second row. The pattern then goes into the striping – are there no additional rows of the main color after those first 2 beginning rows before the striping begins? It seems without additional rows of the MC, the sleeves are too short.
    Thank you so much for all your help,
    Glynda O.

  25. Glynda – there is a chance that your row gauge is different from mine, you can make the sleeves as long as you like before starting the striping, just make sure to keep notes so that you can make the other sleeve to match.
    S t a c i

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